Today’s Solutions: November 26, 2022

The Optimist View

Our weekend edition long form journalism explores in-depth solutions to global issues.

THE OPTIMIST VIEW: Invoking th

THE OPTIMIST VIEW: Invoking the Pause 一 Funding environmental changemakers

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead We’re all familiar with major names in philanthropic giving like MacArthur, Rockefeller or Ford, but there are hundreds of lesser known Read More...

The Optimist View: Down to Ear

The Optimist View: Down to EarthーStorytelling as a solutions journalism medium

“Long-term survival on this planet for us and for all generations after us is a pretty good idea. Remember, the earth will probably always be here. We just may not be able to live on it for too long.” - Zac Efron BY Amelia Buckley and Arielle Tiango Little was known about the world of Read More...

Sustainable Building in a Chan

Sustainable Building in a Changing Climate

“Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour.” – Greta Thunberg Our house is on fire, so how do we build in the face of disaster? Climate change is both an immediate and impending crisis: Under current conditions, we’re bound for 1000-year floods and Read More...

The Optimist View: The Doughnu

The Optimist View: The Doughnut Economy

“Don’t wait for economic growth to reduce inequality—because it won’t. Instead, create an economy that is distributive by design.” - Kate Raworth BY Amelia Buckley Years ago, before I decided that my writing skills were far stronger than my calculus abilities, I sat in an Read More...

Optimist View: “Pain pus

Optimist View: "Pain pushes until ...Vision pulls" a conversation with Rev. D.

June has been a powerful month. Pride Month honors the fight for inclusion and celebration for the LGBTQ+ community. Juneteenth finally became a national holiday the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans. And, the Optimist Daily completes a week focused on ancient wisdom featured at the World Read More...

The Optimist View: Celebrating

The Optimist View: Celebrating Mental Health Week

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh In the wake of a pandemic which saw increased rates of depression and anxiety, this year’s Mental Health Month feels Read More...

The Optimist View: Positive Po

The Optimist View: Positive Podcast Roundup

“If you don’t condition yourself positively, the world will condition you negatively” - Lalla Brutoco, The Optimist Daily co-founder and impact investor Has work from home got you missing watercooler conversations? We wanted a way to stay better connect to our readers all over the world, Read More...

Rewilding: A Key Solution for

Rewilding: A Key Solution for Biodiversity

Wild wolves used to roam freely across most of the United States, but when these wolves were hunted to extinction in areas like Montana and Wyoming, ecosystems quickly fell out of balance. Without natural predators, elk populations soared, eating away at trees and grasses, eliminating building Read More...

The Optimist View: “Career C

The Optimist View: “Career Choreography” ー Navigating the professional world with Ken Lindner

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt The world of work is very different for many of us than it was a year ago. For many of us, we are returning to offices after a year of being away, and for many of us the careers that Read More...

The Optimist View: Healthy Kit

The Optimist View: Healthy Kitchens Week

“Everything happens in the kitchen. Life happens in the kitchen.” – Andrew Zimmern  The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home.  That’s where we gather with our families or friends to break bread, get nourishment, find connection.  To celebrate Earth Day, which really has grown to Read More...